Euro Music Superstar Stromae Has a Fabulous Cartoon Bash at Twitter in New Video

Premiere: Stromae's "Carmen"

Stromae warns of the tweetpocalypse in his new music video for "Carmen," premiering exclusively on BuzzFeed Music.Learn more about this amazingly animated clip: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleydunlap/premiere-stromae-carmen-music-video

Posted by BuzzFeed Music on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Stromae is the Belgian superstar filling venues across Europe. Fans are all eager to listen to his catchy House/Electronic tunes sung in French.

The Stromae phenomenon is slowly reaching the American border, especially with this latest video published exclusively on Buzzfeed.

Stromae warns of the tweetpocalypse in his new music video for Carmen, which first appeared on BuzzFeed Music. The music video tells a powerful yet gruesome story of a generation living with social media.

This is pure Stromae. The message isn’t always joyous, but he still says it. Even better, he says it to a cool dance beat.

 

Funny, being that Stromae has a very active Twitter account.

A bit more about Stromae:

  • His real name is Paul Van Haver
  • He sings in French and is originally from Belgium
  • His father is from Rwanda and his mother is Flemish (Belgian-Dutch)
  • His stage name “Stromae” is “Maestro” in a French-style play on words

Watch the songs that propelled Stromae to the top of the charts:

Alors On Danse

Alors On Danse translated:

So we dance (x3)
He who say study, says work
He who says work, says money
He who says money, says expenses
He who says credit says credit (dealing with the nature of having credit)
He who says debt tells you to go usher
Yes, tells you to sit down in the sh*t
He who says love, says kids,
Says always and says divorce

He who says close tells you of sadness because the problems do not come one by one
He who says crisis says to you the world, says third-world
He who says fatigue says wake again ignorant of what happened yesterday
On we go, forgetting all of these problems

And so we dance (x9)
And you tell yourself that this is as far as it will go because any worse would be death
And you believe in the end that you getting it together, but there is more to come still!
Ecstasy says problem, the problems or the music.
This takes you for the ride, it grabs you by the head, and you pray for it to stop
But this is your body, this isn’t heaven, so you allow your ears to hear it all
And you cry out even louder as it persists

So we sing
Lalalalalala, Lalalalalala,
So we sing
Lalalalalala, Lalalalalala

So we sing (x2)
And then only when this is over, so we dance
And so we dance (x7)
And it still goes on

 

Papaoutai

Papaoutai translated:

Tell me where he’s from
Finally I know where I’m going
Mother says when we search good
We’ll be done looking forever

She says he’s never very far
He goes to work every day
Mother says working is good
Better than being in bad company isn’t it?

Tell me, where are you papa?
Without even talking to him he knows what he did is wrong
It’s holy papa, tell me where are you broken, you must
It’s been at least one thousand times, I counted my fingers

Where are you? Papa, where are you?

Even if we believe it or not
There’ll be a day we’ll believe it no more
A day or another, we’ll be complete papa
And one day or the other we’ll be going away

Will we be hateful?
Will we be admirable?
Broodstock or geniuses
Tell us who gave responsibility without caring

Ah tell us who it is
Everyone knows how to raise a child
But no one knows how to raise a father
Mister know-it-all,
We would have inherited, that’s it.

Sucking his thumb too much or what?
Tell us where it’s broken,
It must be at least one thousand times we have eaten our fingers

Where are you? Papa, where are you?

Tell me, where are you papa?
Without even talking to him he knows what he did is wrong
It’s holy papa, tell me where are you broken, you must
It’s been at least one thousand times, I counted my fingers

Where are you? Papa, where are you?

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